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First Nations Support Worker

First Nations Health Programs
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.: 
Closing Date:
Friday, August 14, 2020

Employment Status: 
Casual On Call - 2 Positions
Monthly/weekly hours: 
No guarantee of hours


Job Description is Under Review

Reporting to the Manager of First Nation Health Programs (FNHP), the incumbent participates in patient care, care planning and gives support to patients and their families; acts as an advocate for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis patients and community members, and communicates with partner agencies at the community, territorial, and/or federal levels. The incumbent maintains a working knowledge of community members and maintains a current database of resources available in various communities; acts as a resource to health care providers and assists other First Nation Health Program team members to ensure quality and cultural safety.

The following are knowledge and skills required for this position:

  • Excellent knowledge of culture, traditions, social history and economic conditions of Yukon First Nations;

  • Knowledge of health and social programs in the Yukon (YH&SS, YHC, local FN government);

  • Knowledge of traditional Indigenous healing and medicine practices and willingness to learn from elders & practitioners;

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written;

  • Strong assessment skills;

  • Strong counselling skills;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills for consensus building and problem solving;

  • Ability to plan and develop culturally relevant care plans, and other support programs for First Nations people;

  • Ability to plan and provide culturally appropriate teaching methods;

  • Self-directed in program delivery & improvements;

  • Flexibility and good judgment ;

  • Reliability and good organizational skills;

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment independently and as part of a team;

  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity;

  • Ability to navigate supports in traumatic and stressful situations;

  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.);

  • Knowledge of First Nation Health & Social concerns throughout the life cycle.

    Knowledge and skills are typically acquired through extensive experience with Yukon First Nations people and graduation from an acceptable social service or health care program (4 years).  A Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate and a valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean Driver’s Abstract would be considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education and extensive related working experience may also be considered.

    Please note: this position requires the ability to work days, evenings and weekends.  Preference will be given to candidates of First Nation Ancestry.

Quoting competition # 2020-334-335 in the subject line, email your resume by 4:00 pm, August 14, 2020 to:

People Services & Culture

Yukon Hospital Corporation

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status (Permanent Resident), Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Posting Date: July 31, 2020

Last Updated:Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:37